From Housos to Hospital – Professor of Psychiatry Steve Ellen is All Class

Our guest this week is renowned psychiatrist, author and media personality Dr Steve Ellen.

We ask how he went from the Frankston race-track – literally – to the hallowed halls of modern medicine, psychiatry and academia.

He wonders if his son – or any middle class kid – can ever really understand struggle, and gets into the unspoken class biases in both medicine and psychiatry.

And, we talk Steve into applying for Australian Survivor.

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